Hypothyroidism (Underactive Thyroid)

About- Hypothyroidism also known as an underactive thyroid is a condition in which the thyroid gland (small, butterfly-shaped gland situated at the base of the front of your neck) doesn't produce enough thyroid hormone.
 
Symptoms-
  • Anemia
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Constipation
  • Depression
  • Dry skin
  • Dry, thin hair
  • Fatigue
  • Goiter
  • Hair loss
  • High cholesterol level
  • Hoarseness
  • Increased sensitivity to cold
  • Infertility problem
  • insomnia
  • Irregular menstrual periods
  • Joint pain, stiffness or swelling
  • Loss of libido
  • Memory loss
  • Muscle aches, tenderness, and stiffness
  • Muscle weakness
  • Puffy face
  • Puffy, sensitive face
  • Sensitivity to cold
  • Slow heart rate
  • Weight gain
Causes-
  • Certain medications
  • Family history
  • Hashimoto's thyroiditis
  • Pregnancy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Thyroid surgery
  • Thyroiditis
 
Risk Factors
  • Birth defects
  • Depression
  • Goiter
  • Heart disease
  • Heart failure
  • Infertility
  • Myxedema
  • Peripheral neuropathy
Specialist to visit
Endocrinologist
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References
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://www.healthline.com
https://my.clevelandclinic.org
https://www.thyroid.org
https://www.webmd.com
https://www.endocrineweb.com
https://www.niddk.nih.gov
https://www.medicinenet.com
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com

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